Panama Canal: Ship on the Atlantic Ocean side of the canal / ship coming through the channel / the first (lower) lock seen from the Atlantic side / gates open / views of the canal, train system for hauling ships through / Gatun Bay on the western side / ship completed journey in 10 hours / steam shovels constantly working.Views of the finished Panama CanalPanoramic views of the CanalOne of the 16-inch guns raising into position, with a range of 21 miles, firing a 2,400 lb. armor-piercing shellGun firesCrew uncranks old shell, swabs out barrelTitle: �The Canal is now open and on equal terms to all nations�Title: �The Atlantic side�LS 2-stack passenger steamship moving by cameraTitle: �Going through channel�Views of shore seen from canalPan over ship seen from bridgeTitle: �The lower lock from the Atlantic level�Pan over lower lockTitle: �When a boat is raised to the level of the water in the lock ahead, the gates are opened�Title: �Vessels are lifted or lowered at the rate of 3 ft. a minute�VS locks being movedTitle: �Ships raised 85 ft. sail out of the lock into Gatun Lake�Pan around Gatun Lake showing jungle-like shorelineTitle: �Gatun Lake, 85 ft. above sea level extends 31 miles from Pedro Miguel Locks through Culebra Cut to ��Title: �Time estimated for a ship to go through the entire canal is 10 hours�GS various shots of ships in canalLS steam shovel dredging mud from canal Views of spanking new lock (pans)Pan of large passenger steamship on water14:52:28:19 Old-fashioned silent movie title card reads �Exercising the 16 in. disappearing guns The Defenders of the Panama Canal.� CU mend loading large gun. Title card �The 16 in. gun has a range of 21 miles. the armor piercing shell weighs 2400 lbs.� CU gun fires; title card �The Canal is now open and on equal terms to all nations.� VS steamboats passing through the panama canal. 14:53:32:01 Large steamer crosses Panama Canal from Atlantic Ocean side. 14:54:06:22 Title card and footage of �The lower lock from the Atlantic level�14:55:11:06 Pan over Gatun Lake.
December 9, 2015 Subject:
DIDNT KNOW THAT
The first shot we see is of a powerful military cannon. Did they use them to dig the trenches in the canal? MY MIND IS BLOWN. After that, we see ship after ship waiting to go through the 12 hour voyage. I remember being in Panama City, but for some odd reason, never made it to the canal. Oh well.